Well, so far (!) this server stuff is proving easier than I feared - I manged to install PHPNuke without hassle, am only having a few trials with OSCOmmerce, and have worked out the Perl #!path for my own site.
I'm just playing, really.......so is there a streaming media jukebox which I could try? Does Xampp recommend one over all the others?
Thanks for a killer app, guys.